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  1. I have a Helix Floor Special Edition Floor that I push into a PowerCab Plus. So far so good. It's a great rig for blues and Americana that I play. With the Helix I really like the scribble strips and HX Edit, etc. i also use Helix Native extensively. My "problem" is that I use one preset for just about everything - Alex Strabala Americana. The only thing I changed is replaced the chorus with a weeper wah (Moog Expression Pedal). Otherwise, it's POT and TS808 Overdrive; two levels of amp gain; two levels of tremolo; two levels of reverb; tap delay; into a Grammatico amp. The preset does use all of the switches. I love it. I also should mention that I don't put the unit on the floor. I keep it at waist level with my PA mixer. So I'm obviously not using the Helix to anywhere near its full extent. I'm wondering if a HX Stomp would suit me better with a midi-controller. I would keep the Stomp at waist level with the midi controller and expression pedal on the floor. What midi controller is easiest to set up? Preferably with scribble strips. Any thoughts will be greatly appreciated. Peace.
  2. All guitars are Variax JTV-59 through Line 6 Helix Native, including acoustic. Keys and drums are Toontrack EzKeys and Ez Drummer. Recorded in Mixcraft. Mastered in Izotope Ozone. Peace. https://youtu.be/p-uLkGY3AAI
  3. I noticed on British Audio's website that they have a tortoise shell pickguard for the JTV-69. I think that would look really cool on my black JTV-69. My question - is swapping out the pickguard something a regular local pro technician can do routinely? Any advice or comment will be appreciated. Thanks
  4. Update. Got the knob from British Audio today. Fits perfectly. Kudos to PierM and British Audio!
  5. Thanks PierM. I've ordered from British Audio as you suggested. I'll report back regarding fit.
  6. Just picked up a used Powercab 112 Plus from Guitar Center. It is missing the volume knob. I checked Full Compass and can't seem to find a replacement. I got a good deal and would like to still keep it. But am worried about the resale value if I use a non-spec replacement. Any advice regarding this part will be appreciated.
  7. Already logged the support ticket. The reply stated that I could choose an authorized service center "or" return to Line 6 in California. I suspect that was boilerplate. I think I'll suck it up and ship to you, as recommended.
  8. Hey - I got a RMA but it's gonna cost about $100 just to send it from Pittsburgh to California. So, I looked again and found an authorized service center about an hour away (Triv's Electronics in Ellwood City PA). I called and he didn't hesitate to say he could service my Variax. So now I'm torn. Should I try the (relatively) local guy?
  9. Thanks for the reply. I was afraid that was the case. I've submitted a ticket.
  10. My JTV-59 is my main guitar and over the years I've lived with the push function (change from pink to blue) of the tuning selector knob becoming intermittent. I merely pull off the knob then stuff a small amount of paper inside and contact/function is restored for a while. Until yesterday. Yesterday I pulled the knob and stuffed some paper in, as usual. When I went to put the knob back on, I noticed that the pot itself was falling back into the guitar. I couldn't get the knob back on properly and now the push function doesn't work at all. The guitar is years old and out of warranty. My question: Is repositioning of the pot/control a simple fix? Note that I don't believe a Line 6 authorized service center is located in the Pittsburgh, PA area and I really don't want to pay to ship. Any comment or help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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